EARS: Eustachian Tube
A Synergy of
Herbs & Essential Oil Therapy
A Series Treatments
By Jeanne Rose - 2007
Recently, my daughter called me and said that she had an intractable
pain, earache, ringing, hearing loss and stuffiness in her ear. Her
doctor had recommended that tubes be put in place; she had also
tried three series of antibiotics. Finally, she called and asked for
recommendations. I have a Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner
working with me and she and I with the help of the
Herbal Studies Course
came up with this treatment for stuffed sinus, ear pain and infected
Eustachian tubes. This treatment worked very well no tubes, clear
ears and no ringing.
cang er zi, in Chinese, and Xanthium sibiricum,
in Latin, aka Cocklebur Fruit in English. Xanthium is an
invaluable herb for the treatment of acute and chronic rhinitis
and chronic paranasal sinusitis. It is relied upon to open the
nasal passages and clear out nasal discharges. It also helps
clear sinus headaches. Xanthium is commonly added to
formulations that soothe skin conditions with itching, including
atopic dermatitis [urticaria] and chronic eczema. Its broad
scope of anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic action also makes
it useful for chronic arthritis with generalized stiffness and
Traditional Chinese Medicine
is used as follows:
Opens the nasal passages:
Used for any nasal or sinus problems with a thick,
viscous discharge and related headache.
(Cang Er Zi)
Disperses Wind and expels Dampness:
Sinus headaches or skin conditions with itching. Dispels
Wind and Dampness resulting in generalized stiffness and pain in
the muscles and joints. The dose was one capsule/every 8 hours
on the first day, 2 capsules three X/day on the second day and 3
capsules three times/day on the 3rd and 4th day and then reverse
the dosage, as you get better. This treatment will take
days. You can make your own capsules at home by simply buying
empty 00 or 000 capsules from the health food or herb store and
Xanthanol, isoxanthanol, xanthinin, xanthumin, linoleic
Precautions and Side
Herbal Studies would include
herbs such as Elderflower, Marshmallow root tea and capsules of
Echinacea and Thyme.
index 375 Essential Oils & Hydrosols]
Oregano hydrosol, 1 t/8 oz of water
at least twice a day. Refer to the
Aromatic Plant Project for Sources of Hydrosols or to
Hydrosols & Aromatic Waters. We also recommend that
your quality hydrosols be
Conifer Kit oils will help to
sterilize the entire respiratory system of bacteria and virus. It
will help to keep the passages clear.
Gentle massage around the nose and eyes to stimulate
the sinus to drain. Use
(Rosemary CT pinene).
See Colds and Flu Kit.
Simplify your diet; get rid of any fast foods and/or
heavy food. Go on a juice and soup fast for a week. The steam and
heat of the soup will also help to clear the passages. Practice
YaoShan that is Chinese Traditional Medicine as Food. Fennel Beef
would be a good choice here as it relieves cough, is expectorant and
1 lb beef tenderloin
3 oz sesame seed
1/2 oz Fennel seed and water.
Stir fry Sesame seed and Fennel seed, grind to powder,
roll beef in this powder, steam, roast or stew in water and season
to taste with soy sauce and wine and a touch of Manuka honey.
Take Nettle capsules, three times per day and
especially those with quercitin.
Vitamin C and quercitin that will relieve inflammatory
Any kind of relaxing bath will help especially using
salt baths or Dead Sea Salt .
Good formulas for salts and baths are in
SPA/SKIN Booklet available at the end of the article.
ALWAYS use baths, essential oils, hydrosols, dietary
supplements and anything that you can possibly think of that will
help with your condition. Read! Magazines, books and only the best
and most non-New-Age (not woo-woo!) common sense info.
EX: If something is beeping and it
doesn't have an electric cord attached, then you know that it works
on batteries, therefore disconnect by removing the batteries, don't
bash it against the wall!
The Jeanne Rose
Aromatherapy Kit for Colds and Flu
has the necessary essential oils for the inhalation and application
of the correct oils for this condition.
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Since 1969, Jeanne
Rose has also authored over 20 books including the well-respected
375 Essential Oils & Hydrosols, a complete reference book of
plant extracts and hydrosols with phyto-chemical, clinical and
botanical indices. Recently, she has produced a workbook on
Blending Essential Oils from her popular
Blending Class and another transformative book on Natural
Perfumery. Jeanne has a unique and mindful approach as she reaches
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to teaching through books and her three home-study courses, Jeanne
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aromatherapy and herbalism.
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